Ever Wondered – Varroa Resistance and Bee Behaviour – TVNZ 7 – 22 Sep 2011

Great episode here from TVNZ 7, it has some really interesting information about the Varroa mites and the work been done at Mercury Island to produce a bee that is resistant to the mites. Which has been successfully done? Where can I get some of those bees? We must try to get hold of Mark[…]Read More

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Queen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

A new movie that should be of interest to Beekeepers everywhere… A profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic[…]Read More

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Auckland Bee Club and New Bees

Today I went along to the Mid Month Auckland Bee Club meeting, the discussion was based on swarms, which was run by Dennis a very experienced bee-keeper. These mid monthly meetings are more about getting together with like-minded people, that also love bees. On my way home I went around to Franks house to check[…]Read More

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Honey 1 – Sugar Shake and removed Drone Brood

Hi, I was discussing Sugar Shaking our Bees yesterday with Rocky at the Auckland Bee Club and invited him up to be part of our first attempt at it. It went pretty well, and we made a video on YouTube about it. Click HERE to view the Video. Hopefully the video shows you how we[…]Read More

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Visiting the Honey Centre Warkworth

It was a public holiday in New Zealand today, which was a good thing as most of the country is probably nursing a hangover after last nights amazing Rugby world cup victory against France. We headed north to visit Mum and Dad. On our way we visited “The Honey Centre” www.honeycentre.co.nz near Warkworth. The Honey[…]Read More

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